No escape

BRADFORD WEST GWILLIMBURY – A man who tried to flee police by pulling into his own driveway Wednesday afternoon faces three charges.

Emergency crews were called to a gravel truck fire in the Highway 400 southbound lanes south of County Road 89 around 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday. There were no injuries. An initial investigation is leading to a brake fire as the cause. Northbound and southbound lanes were closed at one point because of smoke from the fire. One lane of the southbound lanes will be shut down for a few hours while the scene is cleared. MARK WANZEL PHOTO

Truck fire on Hwy. 400

Emergency crews were called to a gravel truck fire in the Highway 400 southbound lanes south of County Road 89 around 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Christine Tucker, owner of Leira Events, was one of two dozen new Central Ontario businesses launched during the 2014 Showcase Your Business trade show held Wednesday at the Business Enterprise Resource Network in Barrie. Mark Wanzel Photo

Getting down to business

Christine Tucker, owner of Leira Events, was one of two dozen new Central Ontario businesses launched during the 2014 Showcase Your Business trade sho

Kyle Hann shovels sand into a hopper to fill a bag held by Julia Bonsa, while Isaac Harrison returns to the group. Grade 7 and 8 students from Rama Central Public School walked to the nearby Township of Ramara Yard No. 3 on County Road 169 to fill about 200 sandbags to assist local residents impacted by flooding. GISELE WINTON SARVIS/THE PACKET & TIMES

'On high alert'

Grade 7 and 8 pupils of Ramara Central Public School filled about 200 bags of sand Wednesday to help local residents who are experiencing flooding.

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